UK Ford

UK Ford Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

UK Ford

My name is ***** ***** and I have a 2007 2.0tdci Galaxy.

Customer Question
Hi, My name is *****...
Hi, My name is ***** ***** and I have a 2007 2.0tdci Galaxy. There is a problem with the immobilizer in that the engine turns over and fires once but will not start. To get the car to start we have to press the unlock button up to 8 times. A couple of months ago I put a new battery in the key fob and it was better for a while. I have tried another new battery but it is still worse than it has ever been. Once it starts it runs perfectly. Any ideas?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Off and on since I have had the car I get the message "alarm service required" come on when I turn the ignition on. This message is not coming up at the moment though.
JA: OK got it. Last thing — Ford Mechanics generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: UK Ford
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own UK Ford Question
Answered in 51 minutes by:
1/31/2016
Ford Mechanic: Greg, Shop owner replied 1 year ago
Greg
Greg, Shop owner
Category: UK Ford
Satisfied Customers: 7,201
Experience: 27 years experience on imports 17 years shop owner.
Verified

You need to check for immo malfunction codes , you may have a bad keyfob that has a short in it

and now getting worst .try your spare if you have one .

But doing a diagnostic scan will show up what ever the problem is if its internal .

Note : it is known for these keyfobs to fail inside and this could be your problem ,

Need any follow up help then please get back to me with the reply button, and not the poor or bad service.
This way i can get back to you or suggest another expert if needed.

If i do not get back to you then i may be off line, and when i get back online i will get back to you..

Your deposit does not pay me until the answer is rated in a positive way,
Not rating or a bad rating does not constitute a refund.

If you are not happy or you have sorted out your problem before the answer then please let me know with the reply button .

Kind regards Greg.

Ask Your Own UK Ford Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Hi I have tried the spare key fob and it does not make any difference. I will now have to get it booked into a Ford garage to check for fault codes. I will confirm with you when this has been done although it may take a while to get a booking.
Thanks Richard
Ford Mechanic: Greg, Shop owner replied 1 year ago

Hi Richard .

Okay no problem wish you all the best .

Rgds Greg

Ask Your Own UK Ford Question
Ask Greg Your Own Question
Greg
Greg
Greg, Shop owner
Category: UK Ford
Satisfied Customers: 7,201
7,201 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 27 years experience on imports 17 years shop owner.

Greg is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Trev

Trev

UK Ford Car Mechanic

277 satisfied customers

NVQ 3, Modern Apprenticeship, MOT Tester, 15+ years experience diagnostic technician

Matt

Matt

Engineer

1,145 satisfied customers

BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 23 years

neil

neil

UK Ford Car Mechanic

316 satisfied customers

started as appentice electrician , now specialise in transit

Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson

UK Ford Car Mechanic

235 satisfied customers

25 years of working on Fords, from Cortina's to Kuga's.

Ross

Ross

Diagnostic and repair technician

74 satisfied customers

Licensed diagnostic and repair technician

DR CAR

DR CAR

MOSTLY FORD

44 satisfied customers

39 YEARS GARAGE TRADE MOSTLY DIAGNOSTIC AND FAULT FINDING

matty

matty

UK Ford Car Mechanic

12 satisfied customers

ford technician 9 years. mot tester. air con technician. imi diploma.

< Previous | Next >

Related UK Ford Questions
I am trying to replace the right rear disc on my 2008 double
Hello, I am trying to replace the right rear disc on my 2008 double cab transit tipper … read more
Jeremy
Jeremy
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
104 satisfied customers
Radiator fan not coming on. Overheating. Where can we find
Yes hot wired fan and it comes on. Ran engine and seems to be running cooler. … read more
Gallagher99
Gallagher99
Ford Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
768 satisfied customers
I'm trying to unlock my radio code. I must of done it wrong
Hi I'm trying to unlock my radio code. I must of done it wrong too many times. Its now saying wait and have a 30 minute countdown. My serial number is ***** My car is a Ford Focus… read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
4,414 satisfied customers
Central locking key won't lock the car. It locks and then
Hi. Central locking key won't lock the car. It locks and then unlocks immediately. … read more
Kevin
Kevin
workshop foreman /master tech/mot tester
0 satisfied customers
Hallo, My car is Ford Mondeo MK4 Year 2008, 2.3cc petrol
Hallo ,My car is Ford Mondeo MK4 Year 2008 , 2.3cc petrol engine with Automatic transmission ...Kindly guide me the correct online ordering for Radiator Fan assembly which can fit to my above Ford Mon… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
1,145 satisfied customers
I have intermitant engine fault code DC01 P2263. The code
Yes the code can reset by switching the engine off and on again … read more
Kevin
Kevin
workshop foreman /master tech/mot tester
0 satisfied customers
The Bt audio and ford devices are missing on my car. Is
The Bt audio and ford devices are missing on my car. Is there a way to reload? Is a case of taking out fuse 6 again? Thanks. … read more
Gallagher99
Gallagher99
Ford Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
768 satisfied customers
Radio code that came with the car does not unlock radio on
Radio code that came with the car does not unlock radio on Ford Smax. Tried booking it into Fords but I'm waiting for them to call me back 6 weeks later! Is there anyway I can find out the radio code?… read more
Gallagher99
Gallagher99
Ford Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
768 satisfied customers
No start no turnover no click no sound or dash
No start no turnover no click no sound or dash lights.battery voltage 12.4 jumped starter it just spins doesnt engage engine.replaced ignition switch and instrument cluster still nothing… read more
heavy_chevy_396
heavy_chevy_396
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,518 satisfied customers
My S-Max has the message Immobilizer Active and it wont
My S-Max has the message Immobilizer Active and it wont start. … read more
Kevin
Kevin
workshop foreman /master tech/mot tester
0 satisfied customers
I have a 2010 S Max Titanium. It's a 2.0l diesel. For a
Hello, I have a 2010 S Max Titanium. It's a 2.0l diesel. For a while it's had a constant engine malfunction prompt on the dash after start which disappears when you press the OK button. The yellow eng… read more
Kevin
Kevin
workshop foreman /master tech/mot tester
0 satisfied customers
Just tried to open my ford transit & key fob won't work &
Just tried to open my ford transit & key fob won't work & can't open drivers door manual either … read more
Gallagher99
Gallagher99
Ford Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
768 satisfied customers
Having removed barn door locking system the central looking
Hi having removed barn door locking system the central looking nos just keeps automaticly staying open. Is there a way to by pass the rear door lock so the computer thinks itx locked , fof thd resg of… read more
Curtis
Curtis
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,692 satisfied customers
The key fob for the central locking has stopped working. Ive
The key fob for the central locking has stopped working. … read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
The engine malfunction light is coming on, and then cutting
Hi, the engine malfunction light is coming on, and then cutting out … read more
Kevin
Kevin
workshop foreman /master tech/mot tester
0 satisfied customers
I have a Ford S-Max 2.0 TDCI (late 2010) with 1st time
hi, I have a Ford S-Max 2.0 TDCI (late 2010) with 1st time starting problems. It runs fine with no other problems but over the last several months its been taking more attempts to start 1st thing in m… read more
Gallagher99
Gallagher99
Ford Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
768 satisfied customers
Can you re code my central locking system lost key i have a
can you re code my central locking system lost key i have a spare but i need it secured and decoded and a new code so everything is ok and if anyone finds my old fob it will be no use to them… read more
neil
neil
UK Ford Car Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
316 satisfied customers
I have a 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0l eco boost. How much should I
second opinion] I have a 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0l eco boost. How much should I be looking to pay for a service? 23k on the clock. I have seen that Ford offer a Motorcraft service at £149, but the service… read more
Kevin
Kevin
workshop foreman /master tech/mot tester
0 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x